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10:00 - 18:00 25 October 2011

Insect City


The Grant Museum of Zoology | Rockefeller Building (link Map)
21 University Street | London | WC1E 6JJ | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: The event is free but places are limited so RSVP to urbanlaboratory@ucl.ac.uk
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Matthew Beaumont, UCL English Department
Joanne Bristol, London Animal Estates HQ at Arup
Bill Bynum, Freelance Public Health Historian
Ben Campkin, UCL Urban Laboratory
Mark Carnall, UCL Grant Museum of Zoology
Matthew Gandy, UCL Geography and Hackney Moth Recorder
Jamie Lorimer, King’s College Department of Geography
Scott Meadows, States of Jersey Department of Environment
Tadj Oreszczyn, UCL Energy Institute
Eleanor Morgan, UCL Slade

A research workshop exploring relationships between insects and cities.

Insects are barometers of the wider political, economic, social and technological factors that shape urban environments. In this one-day workshop a multi-disciplinary group of researchers will examine relationships between insects, cities, and citizens. Speakers from a range of arts, humanities, entomological and medical disciplines will present illustrative examples that elicit how a range of insects - e.g. ants, beetles, bedbugs, cockroaches, dustmites, mosquitoes, moths, termites - interact with the built environment and urban populations, and have agency in the production of the city and urban experience.

Venues: UCL Grant Museum of Zoology (morning session) and London Animal Estates HQ at Arup Phase 2 Gallery (afternoon session), in association with artist and architect Fritz Haeg’s project ‘Animal Estates 8.0: London’.


Dr Ben Campkin (Director of the UCL Urban Laboratory)
+44 (0) 20 7679 8848 | urbanlaboratory@ucl.ac.uk


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